Welcome to our November edition of “What’s happening at UCAT this month?” This post will highlight some up-coming events in November, discuss our monthly social media theme, detail some UCAT updates and give you the specifics about our November book giveaway!

Upcoming Events: UCAT has a variety of events and exciting activities to fill our November. We hope you will join us for some of these sessions!

Designing Transparent Writing Assignments for Inclusive Teaching – November 1, 2018 from 3:00pm – 4:30pm
Autumn 2018 Lecturer Lunch Webinar Series: (re)Designing a core assignment – November 3, 2018 from 12:00pm – 12:15pm
Helping Students Reduce Procrastination and Boost Time Management – November 5, 2018 from 1:00pm – 2:30pm
Supporting International Student Diversity in the Classroom – November 7, 2018 from 1:00pm – 2:30pm
InterACT—Outside the Four Walls: Teaching Beyond the Traditional Classroom – November 13, 2018 from 3:30pm – 5:00pm
Autumn 2018 Lecturer Lunch Webinar Series: (re)Designing a core assignment – November 17, 2018 from 12:00pm – 12:15pm
GTA Toolkit November Breakfast: Student Feedback – November 27, 2018 from 9:00am – 10:30am
Supporting LGBTQ Students in Classrooms – November 28, 2018 from 11:30am – 1:00pm

Please pre-register for any events you’d like to attend on our events page.

Book Giveaway:We are delighted to announce a book giveaway contest for the month of November! This month we will be giving away a copy of Therese Huston’s How Women Decide.

Huston, Therese. (2016). How Women Decide. Boston: Houghton, Mifflin, Harcourt.
We all face hard decisions every day and the choices we make, and how others perceive them, can be life-changing. There are countless books on how to make those tough calls, but How Women Decide is the first to examine a much-overlooked truth: men and women approach decisions differently, and often in surprising ways. Stress? It makes women more focused. Confidence? Caution can lead to stronger decisions. And despite popular misconceptions, women are just as decisive as men—though they may pay for it. Pulling from the latest science on decision-making, as well as lively stories of real women and their experiences, cognitive scientist Therese Huston teaches us how we can best shape our habits, perceptions, and strategies, not just to make the most of our own opportunities, but to reshape the culture and bring out the best decisions—regardless of who’s making them. –Amazon.com
To enter, click on the button and answer a few easy questions about your teaching.


We hope you will join us for some of these events and we look forward to reviewing your entries for the book giveaway contest. All of us at UCAT wish you a happy and productive November!